Miami police share picture of Hurricane Irma looters in jail

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Police post picture of looting suspects
Police post picture of looting suspects

MIAMI, Florida -- Police in Florida have made several arrests of people looting during Hurricane Irma.

In Miami, police shared a photo of looters in jail with the Facebook caption, "Thinking about looting? Ask these guys how that turned out. #stayindoors"

Nine people were arrested in Fort Lauderdale after they were caught on TV cameras looting sneakers and other items from a sporting goods store and a pawn shop during Irma.

Police in Ft. Lauderdale confirm that nine suspects seen looting on camera have been taken into custody.

Fort Lauderdale Police Chief Rick Maglione said the group was arrested Sunday as the storm roared across South Florida. Maglione called the idea of stealing sneakers during a hurricane "a fairly bad life choice."

Local TV images showed the alleged looters running in and out of a store through a broken window carrying boxes of sneakers.

It wasn't immediately clear what charges those arrested would face. Their identities also were not immediately released.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.